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Originally posted 01/28/2013 12:40PM
While much of Hollywood is suffering from the flu, Barbara Walters has come down with the chicken pox.
The View host was hospitalized after injuring her head in a fall during inauguration festivities. She was transferred to a New York hospital late last week and remains there with her new infection.
"You all know that she fell and cut her head 10 days ago, and then was running a temperature, but it turns out it is all the result of a delayed childhood," her co-host Whoopi Goldberg explained on the air Monday.
Originally posted 11/02/2011 06:00PM
Wedding bells are ringing again for Whoopi Goldberg's daughter.
Alex Martin, 37, remarried Bernard Dean on Oct. 15 in Las Vegas, Goldberg's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
The wedding was attended by the couple's immediate family, including their three children and The View co-host, 55, who was performing in town that weekend.
– Alla Byrne
Originally posted 09/08/2011 04:00PM
Originally posted 08/25/2011 12:00PM
A resilient kitten who survived being thrown from a moving car on New York City's Verrazano Bridge in July has found a permanent home with Whoopi Goldberg.
The View cohost announced on her Facebook page Monday that she adopted the Russian blue cat named Verrazano, whose survival story tugged at heartstrings when he visited the talk show in July.
"For all of you who remember me on The View meeting Verrazano," she wrote, "I adopted him and I was finally able to take him home."
Originally posted 03/24/2011 03:30PM
Whoopi Goldberg wasn't just high on excitement the night that she won an Oscar in 1991.
In an old video of The View co-host, which surfaced in the Internet Thursday, she admitted she was stoned while accepting the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Ghost.
"Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits. And I thought, 'I've got to relax.' So I smoked this wonderful joint that was the last of my home grown," Goldberg explains in the video posted by TMZ.
Originally posted 02/14/2011 03:05PM
When Whoopi Goldberg caught sight of an recent New York Times article discussing the lack of racial diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees, she naturally expected to see her own name.
But Goldberg, 55, who won an Oscar for her role in 1990's Ghost, wasn't mentioned at all in the story – and that smarted.
"I am embarrassed to tell you it hurt me terribly," Goldberg said on The View Monday. "When you win an Academy Award, that's part of what you've done, your legacy. I will always be Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg, and [I] have been dismissed and erased by The New York Times film critics, who should know better."
Originally posted 02/05/2011 04:30PM
A lot has changed in the 21 years since Annette Bening earned her first Oscar nomination.
Bening, 52, a Best Actress nominee this year for The Kids Are All Right, recalls award season being much less circus-like in 1990 – so much so that she and her fellow Best Supporting Actress nominees could make a friendly wager and then all get together, without a peep from the media.
"In the orchestra section, there were no cameras then, and so we were all chatting," says Bening, who'd been nominated for The Grifters. "Mary McDonnell and I were talking. Lorraine Bracco, Diane Ladd and Whoopi Goldberg, we were all talking. And we all agreed that we would have dinner the next week, and whoever won would pay."
Originally posted 11/12/2010 03:05PM
Originally posted 10/14/2010 01:50PM
Originally posted 10/03/2010 12:00PM
A month after the death of her mother, Whoopi Goldberg is still reeling from her loss.
"I'm still in the processing phase," she said backstage at AARP's national event, Orlando@50+. "It's really hard to believe that she's gone."
Goldberg's mother, Emma Johnson, passed away from complications following a stroke on Aug. 28. The loss is difficult to get used to.
"I used to talk to her every day," says The View co-host. "I'm still in the habit of talking to her, you know, but I just wish she were here with me."
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